Ends on September 24, 2017

$15.00 USD


This is a call to artists for a new Artist-in-Residence program in Seattle, WA. Selected artists will work in a Seattle-area corporate campus in an on-site art studio. This art studio is located in the bustling South Lake Union neighborhood.

There is a total of 4 residencies available in three-month increments, with the first residency starting November 1, 2017.

Program Requirements:
  • Artists are required to work in the on-site art studio for a minimum of 8 hours per week for the duration of the three-month residency and be available for questions by employees about their process while they work.
  • Artists will provide one Artist Lecture and host one Workshop during the residency.
  • Artists will create one Artwork, at the artist’s selection, which will be included in the corporate campus art upon completion of the residency. Artists will reserve rights to be acknowledged as the author of the Artwork.
  • Artists will provide their own art supplies.
  • Artists are encouraged to create additional work and install for public display within the art studio for the duration of the residency.
  • Corporate client reserves the right to photograph the artist at work and all works created and installed in the art studio for promotional purposes.
Artist Fee: $10,000, inclusive of artist expenses and one mutually agreed upon artwork.
Eligibility: Greater Pacific Northwest residents over 18 years of age, creating original works.
Deadline:  September 24, 2017.


Compelling– artistically strong in concept and execution, compelling to a diverse audience, and actively seeking to engage employees.

Relevant– responsive to, and engaging with, diverse audiences, themes, and ideas. Process and engagement are central considerations for all proposals, so please make sure to demonstrate how your project engages a diverse audience.


All applications to this program are reviewed by an independent panel based on relevance, viability, community engagement, and creative merit.

The panel is made up of art curators, professional artists, and arts administrators, as well as representatives from the client's art programs.

Materials required for submission include:
  • Artist Bio, 400 words or less
  • Artist Statement, 400 words or less
  • 4-6 representative work samples with related work list
  • Project Proposal, including:
    • Brief conceptual statement, 500 words or less 
    • Proposed content for Workshop and Artist Lecture
    • Any relevant experience as a teaching artist
The selection committee may interview final candidates during the period of 9/27/17 - 10/9/17.


It is highly recommended that the proposal be concise, written in direct language, and specifically detail what will be experienced for the client's employees and whoever will participate in Workshop and Artist Lecture. Highly conceptual art jargon and overlong descriptions are best avoided.

It is highly recommended to compose your application in a Word document, check the word count, and copy/paste your responses into the application form.

Shunpike is not able to offer technical support for the online application system.


How large is the studio, and what tools are available?

There is about 450 square feet of usable space in the Studio. There are work tables and stools as well. There are no power tools except drills.

Is the residency only available to individual artists?

Collaboration is great, but the stipend is split between the participants.

What about a dance/performance or audio/video residency?

The current space is not well suited for most dance/performance/installation.

How ventilated is the studio? Is it appropriate for encaustic painting?

There is very little ventilation. No fume hoods, and only a couple windows that can be opened. Some limited encaustic painting has been done in the studio, fumes must be kept to a minimum.



Contact: info@shunpike.org

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